Watch our latest Webinar: Best Practices for Managing Orders
There was a great turn-out for our "Selling Textbooks on Amazon.com: Best Practices for Managing Orders" Webinar on January 13th!
Click to watch the recorded Webinar (52:54 min.) now.
Below are some great questions that came up during the Webinar.
Q: If a textbook has been sold once but is in pristine condition, can I list it as “new”?
A: No. According to our Condition Guidelines for books, a book listed as “New” should be a “brand-new, unused, unread copy in perfect condition.” If a book has already been sold once, it should no longer be considered brand-new, even if it does not show signs of wear. However, you can list it as “Like New” if it is “an apparently unread copy in perfect condition.” Remember that listing your book inaccurately could result in the buyer filing a "Materially Different" A-to-z Guarantee claim against you. Read How to Protect Your Investment for guidelines on listing your books.
Q: How should I decide how to price my book?
A: It's not always easy to decide how much you should sell your books for, especially when you’re only listing a few. When choosing a price, it’s important that you take into consideration all of your costs, such as how much you paid for the book, Amazon listing fees, and shipping cost. And of course, you’ll want to be competitive and consider what other sellers are asking for the same book – though you don’t want to let the current "Low Price" be the sole influence on your final decision. Check out Setting Your Prices for detailed guidelines on setting prices.
Get answers to questions about selling textbooks on Amazon in our online Seller Help, available to you 24 hours day. And don’t forget to subscribe to the Textbook Selling Blog RSS feed to stay up-to-date on best practices and news during textbook selling season.